Best of the B-Sides: Semifinals

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Best of the B-Sides: Semifinals

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:50 am

The rules are simple: vote for your favorite in each match below. The winner will move to the next round. The deadline to vote is Thursday, June 9th at 8 P.M. CST. Please listen to these tracks again before voting!

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http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=463384

Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons

Discussion Time!
Which eligible song do you most wish was in this tournament?


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Re: Best of the B-Sides: Semifinals

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:55 am

Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve


I'll be surprised if anything but The Great Curve takes this.

I mentioned this before, but there are two songs from Illinois that I would take over pretty much every song featured in this tournament; The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades and They Are Night Zombies. The Predatory Wasp especially; I consider it a centerpiece of the album.

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Post by acroamor » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:11 am

Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons

I really wish I had been quicker with my nom so I could have gotten Song for the Asking from Bridge Over Troubled Water in.

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Post by Listyguy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:31 am

3 of my 4 favorites from this game are still alive, what an unusual twist.

Visions
The Great Curve

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Post by DaveC » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:32 am

Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons

I think "Crown of Love" or "In the Backseat" would have done well, but I thought all of the choices were good.

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:59 am

I choose Radiohead and Talking Heads.

Discussion: I'm a noob, I don't really know B-Sides.
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Post by bootsy » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:27 am

Stevie Wonder - Visions


Talking Heads - The Great Curve

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Post by Bang Jan » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:27 am

Visions
The Great Curve
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Post by Nassim » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:30 am

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
BleuPanda wrote: Discussion Time!
Which eligible song do you most wish was in this tournament?
I'll join you BP, The Predatory Wasp is one of my favorite songs of all time, and They Are Night Zombies is in my top 500.
And I'll also join DaveC for In The Backseat, on my top 100 of all time.

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Post by Gillingham » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:44 am

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Portishead - Mysterons

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Post by whuntva » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:35 pm

Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve
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Post by Harold » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:14 pm

Climbing Up the Walls

The Great Curve

I confess I'm not a particularly huge fan of any of the remaining songs. Of the songs I voted for in the quarters, only Radiohead survived (really, really hoped Jeff Buckley would make it), and "CUtW" is far from my favorite track on OKC.

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Post by Krurze » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:27 pm

Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons

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Post by Romain » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:47 pm

Four good songs. A pleasure to choose between these four songs.

Stevie Wonder - Visions

Portishead - Mysterons

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Post by tcaporale4 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:06 pm

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Talking Heads - The Great Curve

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Visions
The Great Curve

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Post by EmilienDelRey » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:43 pm

Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons

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Post by bonnielaurel » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:11 pm

Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons
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Post by jamieW » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:39 pm

Obviously from my ratings, I enjoy all of these at varying levels...

Stevie Wonder - Visions 9
vs.
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls 10

Talking Heads - The Great Curve 7
vs.
Portishead - Mysterons 8

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Post by Bruno » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:28 pm

Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons

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Post by cjppats43 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:34 am

Climbing up the walls
The Great Curve

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Re: Best of the B-Sides: Semifinals

Post by Honorio » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:42 am

BleuPanda wrote:Which eligible song do you most wish was in this tournament?
From the top of my head it would have been "Exit Music (For a Film)" but I can't complain, "Climbing Up the Walls" may even win the whole game.

Love the four remaining song but anyway the decisions are easy, I got clear favourites:

1. Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
3. Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

2. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
vs.
4. Portishead - Mysterons

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Post by spiritualized » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:03 pm

Radiohead - Climbing up the Walls
Portishead - Mysterons

Two-header beast beat the talking ones.

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Post by deadpacifist » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:50 am

Radiohead - Climbing up the Walls
Portishead - Mysterons

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Post by Jackson » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:40 pm

Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve

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Post by Henrik » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:13 am

Stevie Wonder - Visions
Portishead - Mysterons

Four great songs though.
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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:03 am

Visions
The Great Curve (this one was super close)
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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:43 am

Climbing Up the Walls
The Great Curve

The second matchup was very close. "Mysterons" made me revisit a great album I hadn't thought much of the first time around.
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Post by BleuPanda » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:29 pm

Remember that this is the last day to vote. Only 8 and a half hours remain.

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Re: Best of the B-Sides: Semifinals

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:41 pm

We very well could have a repeat of a match that took place in the first round, just like the most recent unacclaimed.

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Re: Best of the B-Sides: Semifinals

Post by Toni » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:21 pm

Easy vote on the first match, but anyone could win on the second:

Climbing Up the Walls
Mysterons

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Re: Best of the B-Sides: Semifinals

Post by BleuPanda » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:27 am

Stevie Wonder - Visions: 12
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls: 16

Talking Heads - The Great Curve: 17
Portishead - Mysterons: 11

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